Saturday May 12 2012
Conte: 'Let's stay unbeaten'

Antonio Conte has won the Scudetto, but urges Juventus to remain unbeaten for the whole season. “That way nobody can ever surpass us.”

The Bianconeri have already set a new Serie A record by going unbeaten for the first 37 rounds of the campaign and aim to avoid defeat against Atalanta on Sunday.

“Against Atalanta our objective is to maintain our unbeaten record to the end of the season, as that really would be something extraordinary,” said Conte in his press conference.

“I told the lads that if we were to do that, in future they can only match us, but nobody can ever surpass us.”

The Coach also announced that Alessandro Del Piero will start tomorrow’s game at the Juventus Stadium.

“Del Piero was in the starting XI as captain in the first game in this stadium against Notts County, in the first Serie A one here with Parma and will be tomorrow against Atalanta.

“It seemed only right for him and his career, but also everything he has given us this year. He must do well both on Sunday and next week in the Coppa Italia Final with Napoli.”

Conte also took time to thank his staff for their efforts in the title-winning campaign.

“I had already worked with Cristian Stellini and Angelo Alessio at Siena, where we won the Serie B title. I played with Angelo at Juventus in the Giovanni Trapattoni era. He is a great man with excellent human and professional qualities.

“The same is true of Massimo Carrera, as we played together for many years. I had Stellini for a year and a half as a player at Bari, so as soon as I heard he was hanging up his boots, I proposed he come to work because I needed someone who knew my ideas.”